Google Glass Hacked By Jay “Saurik” Freeman

/ 3 years ago


What would you do if you were given the opportunity to test out Google Glass, or if you were a developer for Android based apps? Well it appears that developer Jay “Saurik” Freeman, a developer for both Android and iOS apps has decided that he would root his Google Glass. Though it doesn’t appear to be against the terms of use, and I feel that it should be well within the realm of testing for developers. Upon researching this matter I found that Google has implemented a “Kill Switch”. Google has reserved the right to brick/deactivate the device if have given your Google Glass to anyone else. I am not sure how this might work, since I haven’t had the opportunity to test out the product.

“It took me two hours while I was having dinner with friends at the time,” “The implementation from B1nary is for normal Android tablets and phones, I learned how it worked and then did the same thing on Glasswhich was quite simple.” Freeman informed Forbes

Many developers have already started to receive their glasses, and are being able to test them out, with this I have been hearing great things about Google Glass, but I haven’t heard much about rooting the device. The Explorer Edition is more for Beta testing the device, also being able to bring us some of the first apps. Beta testing is designed to get any bugs and kinks out of a system or program prior to public release.

It is unknown yet as to what benefits rooting Google Glass might be, if any at all. Unlike cell phones where rooting will allow you to remove unwanted manufacturers apps, and change other settings, Google Glass will likely have a standard Android Operating system, or we can hope.


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  • If they come with useless bloatware like a lot (read all) of smartphones then I’d like to remove it and if rooting is the only way to go about it then so be it.